Can We Guess What You Drove in ’66?

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By: Nikki Weed

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

How aggravating is it to go to the gas pump and spend upwards of $3 a gallon for fuel when just a few decades ago you could pull up and fill your tank for less than $7? Aside from that, what has happened to the full-service lane at the pumps? Long gone are the days that an attendant checked your oil and kicked your tires. The world has slowly slipped away from being a culture of people caring about other people and affordable gasoline. It's not uncommon to become melancholy thinking of the times long gone.

If you think back to the cars of 1966, there were some pretty bold styles along with some pretty famous duds. What did you need out of a vehicle, though? Were you trying to look more hip than anyone else at the malt shop, or were you trying to haul feed to your chickens? The more things change, the more they stay the same. People's choice of transportation is often one of those things.

Take a moment and place yourself in a driver's seat in 1966. Breathe in the surroundings, including the vinyl seats and leaded gas. What were you doing? Where were you going, and what were you listening to on the radio? Take this quiz and find out if we can guess what you were driving. The results might be startling accurate!

Reminiscing on your travels, on what road would you most likely be found?

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If you were to take your car to the local race track back in the day, how would it handle?

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If you think back and remember a straight stretch of road and opened the throttle a bit, what would be your maximum comfortable speed?

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When you weren't cruising town in your sweet ride, what were you watching on your brand new color television set?

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In your youth, what job were you most likely working to save up for a new car?

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How much did you expect to pay to get a full tank of gas?

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Think back to when you chose your car. You probably put a lot of thought into what engine would best serve your needs. What did you choose?

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Car lots were pretty psychedelic back in the day! How groovy were you willing to go with your color choice?

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What was the maximum number of people you felt you needed to transport to the local drive-in theater(not necessarily safely)?

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Even though the price of fuel was reasonable back then, fuel efficiency wasn't really a thing. What sort of miles per gallon did you expect to get?

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When you hopped into your vehicle and sat in the driver's seat, what did you expect to be sitting on?

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Everyone was participating in renegade activities back then. What was the edgiest thing you remember doing?

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If you were to compare the length of your car to a non-car object, what would it equate to?

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In the glory days of automobile manufacturing, it was incredibly important where your vehicle was built. Where would you choose?

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Automobiles have always been blank slates eager to be personalized by their owners. Do you remember the first customization you did to your car?

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Before the wild, scary age of the internet, people got their information from magazines and newspapers. What would be the subtitle under the picture of your car on the cover of Motor Trend?

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If you pulled up to a malt shop and ordered onion rings and a strawberry shake back then, what would the carhops' reaction be?

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All the best cars have had epic names, like Eleanor and Herbie. What did you decide to name your car?

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Wheels have always been able to make or break a car's overall appearance. What wheels did you choose for your vehicle?

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Think back to the days of cruising the streets without a care in the world. What vehicle did you meet at a stoplight and want to race?

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We like big bumpers, and we cannot lie! How did you feel about some of the oversized bumpers of the time?

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What were you concerned about the most if you got into a collision on the way to the "five and dime"?

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Life was full of random activities and fun events back then! What were you most likely to be participating in with your vehicle?

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The census maps have drastically changed over the years, and what used to be a cornfield is now a Fleet Farm. Where did you live before urban sprawl set in?

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How much did you plan on spending on your new car?

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The cinema was huge in the late '60s, with all varieties of movies being introduced to the public. If a film was made about your car, what would it have been titled?

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Although you loved your vehicle and chose it as the perfect mode of transportation for you, what is one thing you remember wishing had been different about it?

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Vehicles weren't just a medium for you to look cool in. They were also practical to haul stuff. What do you remember transporting the most in your vehicle?

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Thefts weren't near as frequent back then as they are nowadays. What adjective would you give to the police to assist them in finding your stolen car?

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Science fiction movies and television programs were really picking up steam back then, and time travel was a common theme. If you were to time travel, what year would you travel to and what vehicle would you select?

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